I've traveled to many places, in the really off the beaten path destinations in the Philippines to as far as Northern Thailand and West India. But never have i felt so novice as when i went to Seoul. I've always been used to macro-planning (destination, time and money). That's it. Well, to my surprise, i have to say my trip to South Korea was the most difficult. Here's how i experienced it.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I love staying in hostels! It's fun, relaxed and you get to meet a lot of people - those who call traveling as an interest, a hobby or a sport. That's why you meet them at the right time, and at the right place... at Eight Elephants Hostel.
I stayed at this hostel when i went to Taipei. I've done a background check and the reviews were pretty fair and legitimate. It doesn't have a pool or any of those advertising superlatives which you can only find in $100/night suites. For the lack of a better word, i found the place interesting. It wasn't my first choice of accommodations, but i'm glad i switched to this place the day after. It's a pretty interesting place! There are lots of art, carefully placed in common rooms. Every corner of the hostel holds a memorabilia, a dedication from a happy guest, sorts of trinkets you would find in art gallery like post cards and doodles.
I guess it's time to share it to everyone reading this.
In participation to this month's blog carnival entitled "Manila in Focus", i present to you the first 17 sequences of my full length screenplay.
NOTE: i cannot post the entire script because this work is intended for competition.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
I have seen more than I have traveled. I look outside and always find myself looking in. I have slowly grown to become someone whose mind has flourished not in the miles I have sailed across seas but with the lessons I have to come learn.
When you’re out there, eager to learn and experience, the memories of that great temple, that historical landmark, or that deep turquoise waters, all fade into a horizon. As the sun rises the next day, you will re-discover the real essence of traveling, after all. When you go back home, you know already the answers to the questions you never had the courage to ask...
I have been travelling across the archipelago for almost 50 months, and my experiences have moulded me into someone whose mind and heart have been immortalized by the kindness of people I met while I’m on the road.
There's no place like India. True. And anyone daring to travel around this huge country err more like a continent, will be rewarded with experiences that will be so damn unforgettable. What you see on TV, read in the news and other blogs shared by travelers are probably true. I reckon it would be times three, once you've successfully set foot in this gorgeous country.
Before i preempt myself with my introduction, let me share with you, based from my experiences, 100 things you have to know (you'll be glad i shared this with you) about India. Hopefully, this will help you out as you plan on this great journey to an exotic, blessed and life-changing hideaway.